What we’re about
Hello and welcome potential new members!
We are a friendly and active group and would love to have you join us for outdoor adventures! Some of the types of events we organise are:
• Mountain Biking
• Canoeing and kayaking
Please note though that our volunteer organisers are not certified leaders or guides. Some events even take us into areas where we have never been before. And either way, EACH PARTICIPANT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY AT ALL TIMES. Refer to our Risk & Waiver Acknowledgement or see bottom of page.
In addition, although the Province effectively ended all restrictions on March 21, 2022, Halifax Outdoor Adventurers maintain certain COVID protocols ( see Covid Protocols )
You can read more on our general information pages.
Note that requests for membership in the group are reviewed to ensure you have answered the 5 questions required, that you have a profile picture of a person (hopefully you!), and that your user name includes at least your first name or nickname. Also, couples should apply as two separate people because our events often limit the number of participants, and there is no way to count a member as two people.
# Risk and Waiver Acknowledgement
By joining Halifax Outdoor Adventurers you are acknowledging your awareness of the hazards and risks associated with hiking and other outdoor activities, including the travelling and transportation to and from activity sites.
You also acknowledge that risk of injury from such activities, travelling and transportation to and from activity sites, and any equipment utilised during activities, can be significant, including the potential for permanent disability and death.
Inherent hazards and risks include but are not limited to:
1. Falling, causing broken bones severe injuries to the head, neck and back which may result in severe impairment or even death.
2. All "acts of nature," including but not limited to avalanche, rock fall, inclement weather, thunder and lighting, severe and or varied wind, temperature and other weather conditions.
3. Risks associated with crossing, climbing or down-climbing of rock, snow and/or ice.
4. Risks associated with river crossings, fordings, or portaging.
5. Possible equipment failure and/or malfunction of my own or others' equipment, which may have been rented, borrowed, or personally owned.
6. Your own negligence and/or the negligence of others, including group volunteers or group members.
7. Cold weather and heat related injuries and illness including but not limited to frostnip, frostbite, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, sunburn, hypothermia and dehydration.
8 Attack by or encounter with insects, reptiles, and/or animals.
9. Accidents or illness occurring in remote places where there are no available medical facilities.
10. Fatigue chill, and/or dizziness, which may diminish my/our reaction time and increase the risk of accident
11. Your sense of balance, physical coordination, and ability to follow instructions.